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Central Hotel

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#27 of 43 hotels in Norwich
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Only a 2-minute walk from Norwich Train Station, Central Hotel offers B&B accommodation ideal for those looking for both short and long stays. Our Central location offers you a perfect base to explore Norwich and guarantees easy and quick access to our many local attractions. There are a variety of activities to enjoy in the local area including dining, shopping and of course relaxing walks along the Wensum River, so whether you are staying on business or planning a short break we aim to make your stay with us peaceful and unforgettable. We are a ‘little gem’ within the center of our fine city of Norwich. What better way to start your day than with our delicious Full English breakfast, cooked using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. We also provide continental breakfast with a selection of jams, cereals and fruity yoghurts. Vegetarian and Gluten Free options are also available. Our friendly staff looks forward to welcoming you!
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Breakfast available
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Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
River View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
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njd47559 wrote a review Feb 2024
Nantwich, United Kingdom168 contributions143 helpful votes
Booked a triple room months in advance only to get a call just three days before hand saying hotel has closed down. Got my money back from website. However on arriving at another nearby hotel In Norwich they told me Central Hotel had been closed for months. Felt conned.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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JSSAmber wrote a review Jul 2023
Cambridge, United Kingdom640 contributions240 helpful votes
The service here is very nice, and it's hard to beat the convenience to the train station. The hotel is situated on the east end of the tourist area, so you can easily walk to all the sites you want to see from here. The rooms get stuffy with the windows closed, which is a problem because the street outside is very noisy at all times of day and night. The rooms are also sanitary but not exactly sparkling. It's a fine place to stay.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Watson & Marsh wrote a review May 2023
London, United Kingdom904 contributions249 helpful votes
Fantastic place to stay. Wonderful welcome from the excellent friendly, efficient, and professional employees who are a massive credit to the business. The room was compact but perfect for the night's stay, it was spotlessly clean and well-decorated. The bed was very comfortable and aided a good night's sleep with crisp white linen. The modern TV was small but more than adequate, however, the Wi-Fi was a little hit-and-miss in terms of connectivity and speed. The room benefited from an in-room sink yet the bathroom was along the corridor again this was spotlessly clean and if not the offer was there for it to be cleaned at any time, exceptional service. The Central Hotel is more of a guest house than a hotel mainly because it does not have a bar or restaurant. Location is great for the city railway station less than a five-minute walk away, the main city centre area is about a twenty-minute walk or a short bus ride costing £1.50. Wonderful place to stay, highly recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Laura A wrote a review Nov 2022
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Very considerate friendly and thoughtful staff, comfy beds, decent shower. Breakfast was delicious and freshly cooked. Close to the night life so didn't need to wait around for taxis. Very happy, thank you
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Easty87 wrote a review Nov 2022
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Beautiful location, really welcoming host, couldn’t have been any more helpful, even helped me park 😂 breakfast was really nice from a local farm. Cosy room really comfortable nice and warm, would definitely stay again, thank you 😊 hotel is lovely.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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marydurhone wrote a review Aug 2022
Norwich, United Kingdom14 contributions1 helpful vote
I've stayed in this hotel many times since early 2015, more recently in July 2022. The location is perfect for anyone arriving by train and the hotel itself has a wonderful Victorian charm with gorgeous views over the River Wensum. Staff couldn't have been more welcoming, supportive and helpful throughout my recent stay. Nothing was too much trouble - all queries were handled efficiently, and attention to detail was meticulous, e.g. fans provided during the mini-heatwave. Bed linen is spotless, cleaning is thorough, and, for a budget hotel, this is a very well managed operation. I'm grateful to Raymond (the manager) and his team for making me feel so welcome and I congratulate them on the work that has been put into upgrading the hotel and making it a safe and pleasant place to stay in Norwich.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Maddie wrote a review May 2022
London, United Kingdom20 contributions6 helpful votes
A quick one night stay while visiting the city and university. Lovely rooms and the wonderful staff very kindly upgraded my single room to a double en suite which was wonderful! Excellent service. Beds were slightly too hard and walls a bit thin but overall great deal and great accommodation only a minutes walk to the station.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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The_Coach55 wrote a review Mar 2022
Ruislip, United Kingdom969 contributions536 helpful votes
The Central is very close to Norwich station on the banks of the River Wensum. There are currently major roadworks in the vicinity so it’s a little more tricky than usual to get there, but still only five minutes away. I had a single room with en suite facilities. My bed was comfortable, tea and coffee making facilities were supplied and there was sufficient wardrobe space. The shower was decent with a plentiful supply of hot water. I did not have breakfast, and one night cost a bargain £45.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Joanna E wrote a review Mar 2022
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom86 contributions93 helpful votes
I booked this because I couldn't get a reasonable price booking in a big chain hotel. I usually prefer chains, because you're guaranteed good quality. Central by far outdid my favourite chain hotel. I was upgraded, was provided with a parking permit and was given a beautifully quiet room. The bed was fantasic, with an incredibly comfortable mattress. I had the best nights sleep I've ever had in a hotel. I won't bother with the big hotels in future. I'll definitely be booking with Central again
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Saraboo wrote a review Oct 2021
Brampton, Canada124 contributions122 helpful votes
A very outdated hotel. Location is great but the condition of the rooms had us searching for bugs. Many better options in the City. Unfortunately it needs a complete overhaul. If you are staying for a night don’t go under the covers. Too bad, great view of the canal.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Central Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Central Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Clued Up! Escape Rooms (0.2 miles), Norwich Train Station Building (0.1 miles), and Popworld Norwich (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Central Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include laundry service, internet access, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Central Hotel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Central Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Central Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Namaste India Norwich, Gem of Norwich, and Rooftop Gardens.
Is Central Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the centre of Norwich.
Are there any historical sites close to Central Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cryptic Escape (0.4 miles), History Mystery (0.5 miles), and Norwich Cathedral (0.3 miles).
Does Central Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.